Saturday, July 31, 2010

lovely day

somethings are just lovely.
like popcorn parties with your favorite stuffed animals.
and being a cat just for fun.
what was lovely for you today?

Friday, July 30, 2010

we gonna party like it's cho birfday...

macy's friend party was celebrated in town at her oma & opa's pool.
we partied all over again.
:: cole ::
:: emma ::
:: sweet affirmation ::
:: kendall-makayla-macy-kiley-megan-lauren ::

happy birthday sissy


mommy date

i have a mommy date with amy.

i'm so excited.
we are going here:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

numero cinco


Macy is five today.
One more than four.
One less than six.


Five things I love about Macy:
1. Passionate
2. Strong
3. Smart
4. Tender
5. Witty

Love you Macy. So so so so so so so so so so so much.
:: breakfast in bed ::

:: homemade pizza for the birthday girl ::
on the que.


i hope all your wishes come true.
your mama,

Cora Cooks Pancit

We cooked pancit.
We fried lumpia.
Our house embraced Fillapino food for the evening.
I was exhausted after I cooked.
I now understand why Cora's mother gives all the children a job to do during the cooking.
There's a lot to prep.
A lot.
It almost made me consider adding some more children to our family.
There certainly was enough food for 5-6 more children.
And then my brain restarted.
Thank God for that.

Monday, July 19, 2010

working on the list part four

so i lost my camera charger, {again} and my lovely battery is d.e.a.d.
thank goodness steve has an iphone with camera while i wait for a replacement charger. {sheesh}

so we are still working on our summer LIST.
this falls under the category of NEW RECIPE PER WEEK

Tonight we made Leesa's Quinoa Salad.
So easy. 
So delish.
Even Steve liked it.
Zach ate it by the handfuls (literally)
Macy, not a huge fan...(she's awfully picky these days)
Here's the recipe for you to try:

2 cups of Quinoa (or couscous)
4 cups chicken stock
1 cucumber (chopped)
4 green onions (chopped)
handful of fresh basil
1 container of cherry tomatoes
8oz of tomato-basil feta cheese (i just used regular)
1/4 c of Newman's Tuscan Italian Dressing (we used Annie's)

Boil chicken stock. Add rinsed quinoa. Return to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15 minutes. Let quinoa cool and add the rest of the ingredients!

Macy and I read a fabulous book last night called Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore.
Macy begged to try the recipe at the end called Lolo's Pancit Recipe.
We are going to make it tomorrow.

We decided to pair the Pancit with some Fillapino Lumpia, which we made tonight so I don't have so much to prepare tomorrow.

Here's a look at us rolling the lumpia together. Go check out Dorina's book. You'll be glad you did.

Check out tomorrow for our post about the pancit.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's HOT in Cali...


Today we cooled off with a swim in Oma & Opa's pool...
and then headed to Cali's Frozen Custard to further cool our jets.

but seriously.
it's still hot.

how hot is it where you are?